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Thursday, February 9th, 2012

  • In a move to get today's younger generations more involved in the outdoors, the National Park Trust is sponsoring a contest for kids to explain how best they can explore the outdoors and enjoy parks.

    The contest is part of the National Kids to Parks Day, a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by the Trust along with a host of partners, inc

  • Congratulations to Anon Out West, who successfully negotiated Traveler's January puzzlers to win a Ranger Doug retro national parks windshield sticker!

    Throughout the month's series of Mystery Spots and Mystery Photos, 17 readers successfully solved the puzzlers and were entered

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

  • Rangers continued Wednesday to look for a mountain lion that attacked a young boy in Big Bend National Park and which is thought to have aggressively approached a family out hiking the same day.

    “We’re still looking for the cat, but have not found it.

  • Last February we asked you whether tent camping is more romantic than staying at a lodge. With Valentine's Day again in the offing, we pose this related question: Where in the National Park System is the most romantic place to spend the most romantic day of the year with your spouse or significant other?

  • Years of acrimony over how to regulate off-road vehicle use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore are, barring another lawsuit, nearing an end, as final rules governing ORVs on the seashore are set to take effect next week.

    The plan meets both the National Park Service's legal requirement to adopt an ORV management plan at the seashore, and its mandates under the